Right when you get out of the car there's this huge pit of corn in front of you and let me tell you, there is oodles of fun to be had in that pit when you're two years old! Making corn angels, burying yourself in corn, running through the corn, hopping through the corn, slithering in the corn, diving into the corn, the possibilities are limitless! (as evidenced by the way too many pictures!)
We did a few more activities before meeting up with our friends so here are pictures of those!
They had a small (as in short so you could see the kids go through it) maze, a slide into the corn, and lots of animals to see. We saw pigs, goats, sheep, geese, turkeys, horses, donkeys, llamas, and randomly......a wallaby! Who knew there'd be a wallaby sitting at a pumpkin patch in the middle of Springville, UT? (you can sort of see it in the top left corner of the middle picture below). We also stopped to take a few pictures in the pumpkins.
Next, we climbed the straw pyramid. Ellie climbed it all by herself! Ben followed her in case she needed help, but she was an impressive climber and he didn't help at all!
Taken from the other side after she conquered it!
After we met up with our friends, we went through a taller maze, and then back to a few of the other activities, including the corn again :) Ellie had fun navigating the activities with a buddy :)
Aiden was SUPER tired, so we headed home before we had a chance to pick out a pumpkin so we decided we'll be going back and do that later. Makes a great Monday FHE activity!
It was such a great weekend! Besides the pumpkin patch, my brother came down so we got to spend time with him. We went to Slab Pizza (YUM! If you haven't been there...go!) and took a nice walk along the river trail while he was here. Ben and Ty also went golfing.
The only downside to the weekend was that we had fun dinner plans that got canceled! A couple families from our ward were coming over for Sunday dinner, but one of the families got sick last night and as it turned out, Aiden got sick just a few hours after they let us know! He got a high fever out of nowhere. Poor guy is miserable today.
Instead of getting the second family sick, we definitely opted to reschedule.
One more good thing about the weekend before we end. We went on a walk along the river this afternoon again, and the walking/bouncing motion of being in the carrier was the first time all day the poor little man slept for more than ten minutes.
A few pictures from our walk.
Sad, tired little man :( Although he was happier on the walk than any other part of the day today!)
I asked Ben to take this shot right here for me and he did a splendid job. He captured all the beauty in the river I was hoping for!
Think that's it......we'll be back soon with more fall fun stuff!